|Designation:||Senior Software Engineer|
|Experience:||About 9 Years|
|Education:||Bachelors in Computer Science with Honors|
|Time with Allshore:||Over 1 Year|
A bright ray of sunshine in the Lahore office, Rizwan loves talking with people and making them laugh. Rizwan’s client knows this, and told us how happy they were to work with him. “Rizwan is such a joy to work with. We are so incredibly impressed with his ability to jump in and tackle projects with us. He is quick to get the vision of the project and is always willing to jump into new technologies and embrace any challenges that arise! We have yet to throw a problem at him that he has been unable to solve. He is such an integral part of this team and there is no way we would be able to do what we do without him on our team!”
Faisal N, Rizwan’s Team Lead, also had a lot to say about his time managing Rizwan. “Rizwan’s performance in his endeavors speaks of his dedication, inexhaustible hard work, and sense of devotion. He is very polite and friendly to his subordinates, and he keeps his client satisfied by the quality of his work. Keeping in mind the scope of his achievements, it can be said that he is a man who loves new challenges in life. He possesses good communication skills, and converses with confidence and grace. He also has excellent time management skills which enables him to deliver his results well in defined timelines. It’s been quite a long time that I have been working with him, and he has proved to be a really nice and disciplined guy. I take pride in acknowledging his skills and I expect him to keep working hard with the same zeal and spirit he has always shown.”
So Rizwan, what plans do you have this weekend?
Well, this weekend I will first sleep a lot, and then I will go out with my family for some fun with my two naughty boys. The oldest is five and the youngest is one.
What else you like to do with your family in your free time?
On weekdays I normally do not get much time to spend with my family, but on the weekends my loving Mother, lovely wife, and my two sons Aayan and Azan are my only focus. My priority is to spend quality time with them. Usually I talk with my mom for hours, watch my son’s favorite cartoon show, and go out with all of them to have some fun outdoors. Everyone says my oldest looks just like me when they get a first glance of him, and the younger one is like his mother.
So before you got busy with work and family, what did you like to in your free time? Any personal hobbies or interests?
Yes, well I am not that great of a sportsman, but I have been working on bodybuilding with great passion. Cricket is in our blood, so I played cricket a lot in school. I am a pace bowler, and I still bowl for our office cricket team. I also watch movies with my cousins, but lastly I will say that if I was not a developer I would be a bodybuilder or wrestler just like The Rock, Dwayne Johnson.
You are big fan of The Rock?
Yes, he has a really inspiring personality. He was first in WWF/E and gained fame there, and then he started acting in movies. He stills comes back off and on to do wrestling. His most recent famous movie is Fast and Furious 7.
Have you seen them all of the Fast and Furious movies?
Almost, but I haven’t seen all of them. Hercules and Fast and Furious 7 are my favorite movies with The Rock.
What other movies do you enjoy watching?
Well any movie that falls under the category of action and suspense, I enjoy all of them. A few of them are The Illusionist, Fast and Furious, Inception, etc. I can’t remember name of all the movies I’ve liked.
So, what inspired you to get into the field of web development?
To learn more and to perform the best is my motivation. I started with my career during my studies, but that was Visual Basic 6.0 for desktop application development. Later on the glitter of web development attracted me, and I dived into PHP and never went anywhere else. I have been working in Core, CodeIgniter and Zend Framework, and I love it more day by day.
It’s been a wonderful working experience with Allshore for the last 14 months as a Senior Software Engineer. I must say that it’s the best work model I have ever seen before. I love the environment; everyone here is a team player and willing to help all the time. We have a lot fun here together and enjoy all sorts of events like summer games, outdoor BBQs, cricket matches, an annual trip, and many other fun activities.
So if you could have a super hero power, what would you choose?
I don’t believe in super hero powers except for the power of one’s will. If we are dealing with everything well, our daily issues and doing our tasks, then we are super human. So there is nothing more powerful than being a super human. Also, a super human always tries to make people smile and be happy. On one hand it is hard, but our will is more powerful. It takes time because producing a great mind is not that easy, but it’s also not impossible. It just takes some training and understanding, and the world is better.
Rizwan attended Hajvery University in Lahore, and earned his Bachelors in Computer Science with Honors. He loves his two sons, and believes that parenting is an important balance between being loving and strict. “You have to do it in a balanced way, only then can it go as smooth as it should be with family.” Rizwan is active in office activities and also has given multiple presentations on several topics.